Bug 14762 - Dynamic keyword restricts access to internal members exposed via public interface
Summary: Dynamic keyword restricts access to internal members exposed via public inter...
Alias: None
Product: Compilers
Classification: Mono
Component: C# ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Other
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-15 04:36 UTC by rryk.ua
Modified: 2013-09-24 13:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description rryk.ua 2013-09-15 04:36:00 UTC
Description of Problem:
Dynamic keyword makes internal members hidden even if they are exposed with a public interface. Please see example below.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Write an application as described below.
2. Run it.

Actual Results:
Access to members is restricted when object is dynamic.

Expected Results:
Access to members is not restricted when object is dynamic because these methods are exposed via a public interface.

How often does this happen? 

Additional Information:

Create a solution with two projects - a library and a solution with the following code:

    public interface IEntity
        int Property { get; }
        string Method();
        string this[int index] { get; }

    public class EntityFactory
        public static IEntity CreateEntity() { return new Entity(); }

    internal class Entity : IEntity
        public int Property { get { return 42; } }
        public string Method() { return "bar"; }
        public string this[int index] { get { return "indexer"; } }


    class Program
        public static void Main(string[] args)
            // This works fine.
            var entity = EntityFactory.CreateEntity();

            // Each of the last three lines causes an exception, but shouldn't.
            dynamic dynamic_entity = EntityFactory.CreateEntity();
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2013-09-24 13:22:33 UTC
Fixed in master.

The code is not really valid, dynamic code does not see how the object was created it only seems the actual instance which is in this case class Entity and that class is inaccessible.